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Contemporary Pop Artist Todd Gray’s ‘Love Wins’ Debuts At The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute For Transformative Medicine Of USC In L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A dramatic wall sculpture by leading contemporary pop artist Todd Gray of Los Angeles is now on exhibit at the innovative new home of The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC in West Los Angeles.

“Love Wins” by Todd Gray (65”H X 135”W X 15” D)

Gray’s Love Wins sculpture at the southeast side of the fifth floor near the Zen Garden was created with simple wooden geometric cubes, painted with brilliant acrylic colors and clean lines that reflect his unique visual language. It is the only three-dimensional wall sculpture at the Ellison Institute, and its bold design incorporates uplifting and emotional words contributed by the Institute’s clinic staff.

“The power of art to heal was evident to me when I painted Flabbergast, the outside mural near the World Trade Center,” said Gray.  “The vibe in the neighborhood was one of despair, but as thousands of people passed by daily and watched us work we could feel spirits lifting. By the time we were finished with Flabbergast, people were having their photos taken in front of it and jumping for joy, which was an enormous honor. My Ellison Institute work has been a true labor of love and is instilled with the same joy of life that I hope will definitely be contagious.”

The Ellison Institute is guided by Founding Director and CEO David B. Agus, MD, and tackles difficult questions in healthcare and medical research to push the boundaries of traditional medicine. Designed with collaboration in mind, the Institute’s converging research ecosystem is underscored by its multidisciplinary think-tank, which brings together physicians, scientists and thought leaders of disparate backgrounds from around the world to transform how cancer prevention, detection and treatment are approached.

Housed within a healing environment, the Ellison Institute’s collection of world class art showcases works from top artists, curated to inspire hope among patients, their families and visitors. The Ellison Institute is located at 12414 Exposition Boulevard, near West L.A.’s Expo/Bundy Station.

Todd’s work exudes vibrant color, energy, enthusiasm and a lust for life.  His sculpture will provide a beautiful and uplifting spirit to all who pass through the Institute’s doors in the years to come,” said Ellis Goodman, owner of CODA Gallery in Palm Desert, which was named the Best Gallery inCaliforniain 2017 and 2020 by the American Art Awards.

Pop art fans frequently visit the Todd Gray Studio website, online shop or text him at 1818-446-1105. Connect with Todd on Instagram @toddgray_studios or Facebook. To watch Todd creating “Love Wins” see video here.

For more information about Todd Gray, interviews or video footage contact: [email protected]  

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dentist

Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague leaves dentist as quest for natural beauty continues

Molly-Mae Hague was spotted leaving the dentist on Friday as she continued on her quest for more natural beauty.

The 21-year-old former Love Island star looked sensational as she wrapped up in an elegant designer outfit shortly after her appointment at Ruh Dental in Manchester.

The blonde bomshell – who is dating her Love Island beau Tommy Fury – opted for a chic cream overcoat and an enormous Balenciaga scarf to keep her warm against the blustery weather.

She also finished her look off with a pair of chunky statement trainers and light blue denim jeans.

Molly completed the outfit with a black leather bag as she walked away from the cosmetic dentist office.

Molly-Mae Hague was spotted leaving a dentist clinic in Manchester

The reality star slicked her hair back into a gorgeous French plait and added a lick of natural make up to finish off her ensemble.

It has been speculated in the past that Molly-Mae may have had veneers fitted to achieve her pearly whites, however it is unclear whether she had any procedures during her visit this week.

Molly’s latest trip to the dentist came shortly after the star revealed she was trying to ‘reverse’ some of her dramatic beauty procedures.

The reality star looked sensational in her winter outfit

Molly paired a smart cream coat with a fluffy Balenciaga scarf

Last month, the television star revealed she that had filler dissolved in her lips after admitting she may have gone ‘too far’.

Molly also captured the entire process on video and shared the details with her loyal YouTube following.

The Love Island star has since revealed to fans that she does ‘not miss’ her old lips, and was touched by all the messages she had received from fans.

Molly-Mae recently had her lip fillers removed

“You guys have been so nice about my new lips, you can’t really see because I’ve got so much lip liner on,” she said on social media.

“But yeah, I’m just trying to get use to them.

She continued: “I do not miss my lumpy, bumpy horrible filler!

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Love Island’s Molly Mae leaves dentist after getting her teeth done to look more natural

LOVE Island’s Molly-Mae Hague left the dentist after getting her teeth done to look more natural today.

The reality star, 21, was all smiles as she left her appointment at Ruh Dental in Manchester.

Molly-Mae left the dentist today

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Molly-Mae left the dentist todayCredit: BackGrid

Molly stunned in her casual outfit, donning big white trainers with blue jeans.

She wore a big cream coat to fight off the cold, and matched it with a long black-and-white Balenciaga scarf.

Completing the look, she carried a black leather handbag in one hand and her phone in the other.

The star had her hair in a French plait while listening to music on her two Airpods.

The star is on a journey towards a more natural look

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The star is on a journey towards a more natural lookCredit: BackGrid
She previously had her lip filler dissolved

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She previously had her lip filler dissolved Credit: BackGrid
She dressed stunning for the occasion

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She dressed stunning for the occasionCredit: BackGrid

Molly previously told fans she’s on a journey to go back to her natural beauty.

In October, she debuted her natural lips after having the filler removed for the first time since she was 16.

She said at the time: “Nothing in there, they were rock solid, look how line-y they are now with no filler.

“I’m weirdly happy about it, I don’t know how to feel, I’ve gone back to 15-year-old me again.”

Molly with her teeth as they are now

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Molly with her teeth as they are nowCredit: Splash News
Molly also had her lip filler removed

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Molly also had her lip filler removedCredit: Instagram

Molly-Mae made it clear she feels she’s gone too far with her lips and is unhappy with them, showing the camera a close up of her pout.

The star then filmed her lips close up and told: “These are my lips before, they have lumps in, bumps in, they are uneven.

She said: “I reckon in total I probably have about 5ml of filler in these all together.

“I have not had them done for about a year now, maybe more actually.

She documented the reduction on YouTube

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She documented the reduction on YouTubeCredit: instagram
She debuted her original look for fans

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She debuted her original look for fansCredit: instagram

“They haven’t been done for a long time but still that filler is rock hard and thriving and needs to be gone.”

Molly, who has 1.34 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, revealed the whole process of getting her lips dissolved.

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In Mississippi, love in the time of coronavirus

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Her voice cracked as she spoke from her hospital bed. “I want to go home,” she pleaded.

More than 40 miles away, her husband sat in their living room, looking intently into his phone as they spoke on a video call, trying to soothe her. Bonnie Bishop had been in the hospital since early July. She’d been on a ventilator. She’d had surgery to put a tube down her throat. She’d been in a coma for six weeks. Sometimes, it was just too much, and on this October evening, she started to weep silently.

“You are coming home,” Mike Bishop, 63, said firmly. He seemed to be speaking as much to himself as to his wife. “You know you are.”


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This is a love story.

It’s a story about coronavirus, the people it strikes down, and a big quiet house outside of Jackson, Mississippi. It’s about those who take COVID-19 seriously, those who don’t, and how that divide breaks uncomfortably along racial lines.

Mostly it’s about Bonnie and Mike Bishop, an African American couple who met more than 25 years ago when she was organizing a basketball game to support an adopt-a-school program run by AT&T. She worked there until retiring a couple years ago. He still works there as a digital technician.

I met Mike on an Associated Press road trip across America that three of us are taking to try to make sense of a year like no other, with a global illness, protests over race and virulent politics. We went to talk to a pastor in Jackson about election issues. He told us about Mike and Bonnie.

Mike is tall and handsome, with a beard going grey and a gentle voice that’s almost musical. He radiates decency. It’s impossible not to like him.

For him, Bonnie is everything. She’s the woman in oversized sunglasses who hates to have her picture taken. She loves to read and can sometimes be quiet, Mike says, but once she knows you she’s a talker. In photos, it’s obvious from how she looks at him that she adores Mike.

In early July, Mike began to feel run down. It was just a minor dry cough, but he took a coronavirus test and it came back positive.

Soon, Bonnie also tested positive.

A couple days later, she woke him up at 3 a.m. “I cannot breathe,” she gasped. “911.”

Mike, whose own case of COVID-19 meant he couldn’t go with her to the hospital, helped strap her onto a stretcher. He held her hand as they walked out to the ambulance.

Then, with lights flashing, the ambulance took her away up Woodlee Drive. He watched it disappear into the night.

“I was empty. Scared. Terrified,” he said. “And I was praying.”

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This story was produced with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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Bonnie was management when they met. Mike is fiercely union. He’s also friendly and outgoing and likes to do the right

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Whoop, maker of the fitness tracker that pro athletes love, is now valued at $1.2 billion

  • Whoop has closed a $100 million Series E Financing round, valuing the company at $1.2 billion.
  • Several professional athletes including Patrick Mahomes and Rory McIlroy are investors in the company
  • Whoop has seen a surge in business during the coronavirus pandemic as it has been an effective tool for some of its users in noticing early onset Covid symptoms.



Patrick Mahomes holding a frisbee: Patrick Mahomes is an investor in Whoop's latest round of funding.


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Patrick Mahomes is an investor in Whoop’s latest round of funding.

Some of the biggest names in sports are investing in the wearable company Whoop amid a global pandemic.

The fitness tracking company announced Wednesday it closed a $100 million financing round, valuing it at $1.2 billion. 

The latest round of investors includes Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, champion golfers Rory McIlroy and

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant (via his business venture ThirtyFive Ventures).

Whoop makes fitness trackers that can monitor vitals like movement, sleep and workouts. It’s been the fitness tracker of choice for a number of recognizable pro athletes, and has been used to help monitor potential symptoms of Covid-19 as sports came back after play was suspended due to the pandemic in the spring.

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“I’ve always loved Whoop the product, but I learned that Whoop the business was just as good. I’m proud to be investing again in this round of financing and very excited about the company’s prospects,” McIlroy said in a statement. The four-time Majors Champion also serves as a global ambassador to Whoop.

The funding round was led by venture capital firm IVP, which will get a board seat with Whoop. Other participating investors include SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Accomplice, Two Sigma Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Thursday Ventures, Nextview Ventures, Promus Ventures, Cavu Ventures and D20 Capital.

“A lot of the capital will go towards investing in membership, the overall experience, software, analytics and hardware,” Will Ahmed, Whoop CEO said in an interview with CNBC. “It’s really about bolstering the coaching aspect of Whoop. We aspire to be a 24/7 life coach to tell you what you need to do to improve.”

The Boston-based sports wearable company got its start in 2012 and now has more than 330 employees after a surge of recent hires. Ahmed said the company has hired 200 new employees in 2020.

The company wouldn’t provide revenue numbers but said its subscribers have been growing quickly over the last 12 months due to an increased interest in health during the pandemic. Whoop has raised more than $200 million in funding to date.

“Whoop has built best-in-class wearable technology and an aspirational brand that have propelled the company to an impressive period of hypergrowth,” Eric Liaw, General Partner at IVP, said in a statement.

Ahmed said Whoop members range from professional athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs and fitness enthusiasts. The nylon band equipped with sensors is designed to gather data to measure everything from exertion levels

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